By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Commander General, Hunter Group of Nigeria, Ambassador Osatimehin Joshua has urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to partner with them in completely ridding the state of various crimes and criminality.
He made the call.on Sunday, February 14, 2021, during the closing ceremony of a Four-day Capacity Workshop in collaboration with NIgeria Police in Jos.
“We are appealing to Plateau State Government’ that we need your support, we need logistics, we need your back up.
“We want Hunters Group of NIgeria Plateau State to be incorporated into State Security Service
“Secondly, two weeks ago I was on the way to Gombe stopped over in Bauchi. All our officers in Bauchi are under Government’ pay roll. If this is done in Plateau State, it will speedily bring to end insecurity,” he said.
Joshua said that the theme of the training, “Managing Security and Security Challenges in Plateau State to Improve Plateau State Internal Security” was apt and with what was learnt, the participants would go home as better officers.
“We have received lectures from Police, DSS, Civil Defense and other constituted authority.
“Use the training as an opportunity to improve on leadership skills, on security and Intelligence skills. Take it as an opportunity. When you came, you came as an ordinary officer. You will be going today as refined, trained, officers.
“I want you to use the lectures received to go and be good ambassadors of hunters in your various houses.
“If I am.your boyfriend, you belong to Hunters and you don’t want to expose me, you are not doing the right thing.
“The watchword is discipline and obedience to order from superiors,” he said.
He lamented that the training logistics was funded by taxing themselves.
“We are the ones contributing to make sure we get training from the authority,” he stressed.
The Commander General further speaking, said the group is gaining acceptance nationwide in view of its importance to Nigeria’s security architecture.
“I was with the Governor of Nasarawa State and to the Glory of God, he appreciated our good work and promised that soon, our officers will be commissioned in Nasarawa State.
“Hunter Group of NIgeria, for those who are not aware, is before the Senate for us to be recognised as a government Organisation First reading has been done last year, second reading done last year and we are expecting the third reading any moment from now.
“People ask stupid questions, they said that they passed the bill.of one corps, I don’t want to mention their name. Your duty is different. Government’ needs hunters more than hunters need Government. Before next month, we will hear good news.
“This is my 31st State I am visiting in respect of Hunter Group of Nigeria and this is a prayer we pray, just a short prayer I always pray, “Any witch or wizard that wants to attack our last reading in the National Assembly, Holy Ghost Fire”
“The second one, any babalawo, fake Alfa, or mamalawo, or siaterlawo, any bad egg that is fighting us, Holy Ghost Fire
“Any spirit, physical, man or woman, working against our federalisation in this country, Holy Ghost Fire,” he prayed.